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Normandy is famous for its rich cultural heritage, lush meadow countryside and beaches; a gentle and tranquil place that’s within easy reach of the British Isles and perfect for a relaxing holiday for both couples and families alike. We have a comprehensive collection of gites in Normandy.

Situated in North West France it’s a great favourite with British holidaymakers year-round and the history of Normandy is inextricably linked with that of England through the Norman Conquest.

Since William the Conqueror conquered England in 1066, the Dukes of Normandy were often also Kings of England until the early 13th century. Many medieval landmarks can be found here and visitors will enjoy visiting some of the abbeys, churches, castles and palaces for which the region is renowned.

In more recent history, of course, the famous Allied D Day Invasion took place on the beaches of Normandy. Today visitors can explore the five beaches where more than 130,000 Allied Soldiers landed. The region is also home to many interesting museums and memorials to this period of World War Two and visitors can view old tanks, defences and army bunkers that played a part in the conflict.

As well as a fascinating history, Normandy''s wide beaches and 350 mile coastline make an ideal playground for families, with quiet meandering country lanes and rural farmland further inland to explore. There are picturesque villages to visit as well as famous sites such as Bayeux with its famous tapestry and Monet''s home at Giverny where he was inspired to paint the famous water lilies as well as other views of his beautiful garden. The cathedrals of Coutances, Caen and Rouen and the wonderful abbey of Mont St Michel are also well worth visiting.

Normandy is famous for dairy farming and produces excellent butter, cream and milk as well as superb cheeses such as Pont l''Eveque, Livarot and Camembert. There are many excellent restaurants, and visitors can enjoy local dishes and haute cuisine in towns and small villages all over the region. Apples are another delicacy for which Normandy is well known.

Lovers of the countryside will enjoy visiting Normandy''s four Natural Parks. Here you will find wildlife in beautifully cared for natural environments and plenty of space for family activities. There are lovely views of valleys, forests and the scenery that goes to make up Normandy''s countryside.

For a taste of North West France and a wonderfully relaxing break, search for holiday cottages in Normandy today.

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  • Maison du Golf

    Port-en-Bessin, Calvados

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F14208

    Located close to the centre of one of Normandy’s picturesque harbour towns, and adjacent to an impressive golf course, Maison du Golf provides an ideal base from which to explore this historic part of Northern France. Comfortably furnished and boasting a decked patio area and garden, La Maison du Golf provides accommodation for up to 8 guests. Port-en-Bessin’s fishing tradition is reflected in the range of quality seafood outlets to be found in the town. Nearby Bayeux is internationally known as home to the famous Bayeux Tapestry, a must-see for visitors to the region. Normandy’s more recent history can be encountered at the D-Day landing beaches of nearby Omaha and Arromanches, and their museums which recount the Allied invasion of June 1944. The region’s capital, Caen was home to William the Conqueror back in the 11th Century, but now offers visitors a cosmopolitan shopping experience in addition to historic tourist attractions.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio door to terrace. Kitchen with patio door to terrace. Separate WC. Open tread stairs to first floor: Four bedrooms: Two double, one with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment, two twin. Bathroom with over bath shower. Separate WC

    • Enclosed lawned garden
    • Terrace
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • T/cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: Port en Bessin 1km (all facilities, restaurants, port, market, golf), 8km E of Omaha Beach (D-Day landing beaches, museums, restaurants), 10km NW Bayeux (museum, historic market town), 31km NW of Caen.

  • Saint-Germain-sur-Ay

    Saint-Germain-sur-Ay

    Grade
    8
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: FNM247

    This pretty holiday house is positioned right next to a beautiful sandy beach which you will have a superb panoramic view of from the lounge, thanks to the vast bay window. You can also take very beautiful walks, and encounter flocks of sheep, along the harbour of Saint-Germain-sur-Ay, which extends to the attractive national forest of Lessay. Saint-Germain-sur-Ay is also an ideal holiday destination from which to set off and discover fantastic tourist sites such as the Cotentin peninsula. Close to all amenities, this property provides the ideal base for a family holiday. Shop and restaurant 500m, beach 30m.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, second lounge, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 double bedrooms, one plus bunk beds.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, two colour TVs (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Steep, open-tread, spiral stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings in some rooms.

  • Quettehou, nr. Barfleur

    Quettehou, nr. Barfleur

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: W11473

    This semi-detached, stone cottage has been completely renovated to have a large living/dining room which opens onto a large courtyard and a pretty garden at the back. It is located 5m from the owner’s home. This is a great place for a relaxing holiday, but walking, biking and swimming are available locally and the beaches are only 500 yards (450m) away. The famous harbour of St. Vaast-la-Hougue, well known in France for its seafood, is 1.5 miles (2.5km) away. 12.5 miles (20km) south you will see Utah Beach with museums and endless sandy beaches. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 0.5 miles (800m), beach 660 yards (600m).

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, utility room, shower room with bidet and basin (no toilet), separate toilet, First floor: Bathroom with shower over bath and 2 basins (no toilet), separate toilet, 4 double bedrooms.

    Electric central heating, open fire in lounge, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), incoming telephone, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, enclosed lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking. One pet welcome.

  • La Hamonière

    Savigny-le-Vieux, Manche

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: F50217

    This spacious, semi-detached holiday cottage is surrounded by a large private garden with a circular private splash pool (open Jul-Aug) and views across the countryside. It provides an ideal setting for those wishing to relax whilst discovering this historically important region. One of France’s most famous sites, Mont St. Michel, the 11th-century abbey, is only a short drive away and also nearby is the historic town of Avranches with its museums, gardens and shops and restaurants. The cosmopolitan seaside town of Granville is within easy reach with sandy beaches, casino and bustling cafés making it one of the region’s most visited resort towns and it also runs ferries to the Channel Isles.

    Living room. Kitchen/dining room. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Two bedrooms: One double, one twin. Shower room/WC. Second staircase to two double bedrooms. Shower room/WC

    • Garden
    • Patio
    • Circular splash pool (15ft diameter, depth 1m, open Jul-Aug)
    • Central heating
    • Woodburner
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • DVD
    • Video
    • CD
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 9km from St. Hilaire-du-Harouët, 29km SE of Avranches (museum, shops, restaurants), 43km SW of Mont St. Michel (historic landmark).

  • Rancoudray, nr. Mortain

    Rancoudray, nr. Mortain

    Grade
    8
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W14786

    This nice semi-detached stone holiday cottage with its large beamed living room, centred around the woodburner, which opens on to the garden, is located in the country with all facilities nearby, a great place for relaxing. For the more adventurous, you can go walking, biking or climbing on the Mortain Cliffs with its famous cascade, only 6km away. The large forest of Mortain is just 2km away. Historical Domfront, with its medieval town, is 20km away. Fougeres, with the largest medieval castle in Europe, is 50km away. At the same distance you will also discover Mont St Michel. Shops, café/bars and restaurants 5km, beach 50km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, separate toilet and basin. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower, toilet and basin, 1 twin, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, stereo/CD player, washing machine, microwave, private garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets.

  • Sezincour

    Bosnormand, Eure

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    3
    Ref: F27108

    Set in peaceful countryside, less than 30 minutes from famous Rouen, this substantial, detached holiday home was formerly thatched, and has been re-roofed with handmade local tiles.The first floor has been enlarged, allowing a perfect blend of traditional character and modern comforts. The spacious reception rooms have beamed ceilings and are elegantly furnished. The dining room and the spacious kitchen have French windows to a private sunny terrace. The garden, screened from the road by hedges, has a large gravel area for parking as well as trees, shrubs and two mature lawns. Bourgtheroulde, a small town with shops, bars and cafés, is only 5 minutes by car. Rouen is the first city on the Seine, with a cathedral, museums and Michelin star restaurants. Nearby forests and the Parc National de Brotonne offer stunning scenery and a wide range of leisure pursuits.

    Ground floor: Living room with open fireplace. Dining room/hall. Small step to well equipped farmhouse kitchen. Cloakroom/WC. Utility room. Oak staircase to first floor: Double bedroom with en-suite wet-room/WC with multi-shower. Twin bedroom with period sleigh bed and en-suite marble bathroom/WC, over-bath shower and bidet. Two further twin bedrooms, one with four poster bed, the other with spectacular landscape window and direct access to further bathroom with over-bath shower and twin basins. Separate WC serving the two twin bedrooms

    • Mature gardens
    • Oil central heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV
    • DVD
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Ample private parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 2km SE of Bourgtheroulde (all amenities), 18km SW of Rouen (cathedral, major city), 50km E of Honfleur (fishing port), 100km from Paris.

  • La Grande Poulinière

    La Trinité, nr. Villedieu-les-Poêles, Manche

    Grade
    8
    5
    1
    2
    Ref: F50232

    This charming detached holiday cottage is situated on the edge of a small hamlet, with lovely views over the countryside which can be enjoyed from the large garden or the spacious sunny conservatory. Well furnished throughout, it retains much of its original character. Nearby Villedieu-les-Poêles provides all amenities, a lively weekly market and a bell foundry. The beautiful beaches of Granville are a short drive with seafood restaurants, casino and ferry to the Channel Islands. Visit Le Mont St. Michel (40 minutes), the seaside town of Dinard or the exquisite towns of Deauville and Honfleur. In May enjoy the Coutances Jazz Festival or the modern music festival in St. Laurent-de-Cuves. Zoo and go-karting, 15 minutes.

    Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility. Conservatory. Shower/WC. Open-tread turning stairs to first floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Shower/WC. Second staircase: Double bedroom. Single bedroom

    • Garden, unprotected well
    • Heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • Two TVs (DVD use)
    • Three DVDs (library)
    • CD/iPod dock
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 2.5km from Chérencé-le-Héron (bar, restaurant), 7km S of Villedieu-les-Poêles (all amenities), 30km E of Granville (coastal town), 40km SE of Coutances (cathedral, gardens).

  • Le Pré du Bois

    Lisieux, Calvados

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: F14214

    Echoing the traditional architecture of the region, this detached holiday property has colombage walls and a gabled roof. Add to that an open-plan living area and a heated swimming pool, Le Pré du Bois becomes an ideal location from which to enjoy the charms of Calvados. Despite its country setting, Le Pré du Bois lies within easy driving distance of glamorous Deauville, the film capital of the north, with a promenade lined with the names of its many film-star visitors. The nearby cathedral town of Lisieux is steeped in history and is home to a colourful weekly street market in July and August. One of France’s most famous harbour towns is also close by, Honfleur, an icon of the picturesque, has been the subject of many an artists work for generations. Its mixture of old world panache and cosmopolitan café culture should not be missed.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and French doors to terrace. Double bedroom. Shower room/WC with hydro-massage shower and double basin. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Three bedrooms: Two double with wooden floor and beams, one with door to balcony, one twin with wooden floor and sloping ceiling. Bathroom/WC with shower and sloping ceiling

    • Private garden
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (11m x 4.5m, depth 0.5 - 1.5m), open mid-May to mid-Sep
    • Underfloor heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • CD
    • T/cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 4km from Fervaques (small supermarket, bar, restaurant, boulangerie), 17km S of Lisieux (historic market town, basilica, museums, shops, restaurants), 45km SE of Deauville/Trouville (resort town, casino, beaches, film festival), 50km S of Honfleur (harbour town, restaurants, museum).

  • La Croupte

    La Croupte

    Grade
    8
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: FNC178

    Designed for the purpose of saving energy, this timber-framed holiday house is bright and airy thanks to its large, south-facing windows. Set in the heart of the Pays d’Auge, the property is ideally located in a peaceful setting. Enjoy discovering the production of famous cheeses and wander on the famous Route du Cidre to discover the production of cider. Others may go to Deauville or Trouville-sur-Mer, 50km, to discover the sandy beaches. Shop 9km and restaurant 3km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 double bedroom. First floor: Shower room with basin and toilet, 2 twin bedrooms, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge cot, highchair, DVD player, CD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. One pet welcome. NB: Steep, open-tread, turning stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings throughout first floor. Drops and pond in grounds.

  • Brillevast

    Brillevast

    Grade
    8
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: FNM194

    This spacious holiday home is light and airy and is located in the pretty village of Brillevast. It sits on a lovely sunny plot and offers spacious family accommodation. The seaside village of Barfleur is 12km, famous for its mussels and oysters, and the bustling city of Cherbourg is 18km, where you can spend the day exploring the museums, castles and churches of this famous seaport. Further afield the Normandy Landing Beaches, 47km, make a poignant, moving excursion, with the beach memorials and well tended cemeteries. Shop 5km, restaurant 4km, beach 10km.

    This spacious family holiday home is perfect for exploring the surrounding area, with the Normandy Landing Beaches within easy reach.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, bathroom with bath, shower and basin (no toilet), shower room with basin (no toilet), 2 separate toilets and basin, 3 double bedrooms, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, cot, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, combi microwave, terrace, outdoor furniture, barbecue, garage parking. One pet welcome. NB: Step to entrance. Some sloping ceilings. Step into shower.

  • Vaudreville

    Vaudreville

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: FNM094

    This renovated 17th century farmhouse is an exceptional holiday home retaining many original features such as exposed wooden beams, an original fireplace and a stone staircase. There is a well equipped kitchen and a terrace with barbecue so you can dine outdoors in a peaceful rural setting. The seaside town of Quinéville (5km) has sandy beaches and activities such as sailing, tennis and golf. Also worth a visit is Valognes (7km), known as the Versailles of Normandy due the stylish mansions in the town. Cherbourg is just 35km and has shops, restaurants and a maritime museum. Shops 5km, restaurant 4km, beach 5km.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, shower room with toilet and 2 basins, 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 twin.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, cot, colour TV (French channels only), wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. NB: Pond in garden.

  • Vue Mer

    Blonville-sur-Mer, Calvados

    Grade
    8
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: FNC160

    Peacefully set on the Côte Fleurie, 4km from Deauville and 2.5km from the beach at Blonville-sur-Mer, this traditional Norman, semi-detached house provides an ideal holiday base. Located in 2500m² grounds, this pretty and comfortable house with an outdoor heated swimming pool, offers views of Mont-Canisy. Situated away from the hustle and bustle but within easy reach of the towns of Deauville and Trouville, with their casinos, beaches, restaurants and cafés. You can reach the well-known Barrière golf course within a few minutes’ drive and the Pôle International du Cheval of Deauville. Visit Honfleur with its beautiful entrance gate, or a 15-minute drive will take you to the world famous ‘Planches de Deauville’. This house is perfect to combine the enjoyable seaside and nautical leisure of Côte Fleurie, the international American film festival and the exploration of the exceptional countryside. Places to visit include, Beaumont-en-Auge, Beuvron-en-Auge and Cambremer. Caen is a must for a day trip before going to soak up the atmosphere of the D-Day beaches.

    Living room with sofa bed/dining room/kitchen. Double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms, one with additional single bed. Two shower room/WCs

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Private heated outdoor swimming pool (28m²)
    • Electric heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking
    • NB: Steep, open-sided, open-tread, turning stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings in some rooms.

    Location: 3km from shop and restaurant, 7km from Deauville, 21km from Honfleur (port), 45km from Caen.

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